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Peter White Papers
Description: These papers document the Civil War service of Peter White, a blacksmith from Monroe County, Ohio. Included here are White's certificate of appointment as sergeant in Company G of the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) from 1863, his discharge and reenlistment papers (1863 and 1864), his appointment as sergeant in Company E (1865), and his final discharge papers (1866). The two appointments as sergeant are one page each and measure 9" x 14.5" (22.86 x 36.83 cm). The discharge and reenlistment papers are two pages each and measure approximately 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm). White enlisted in the 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I) in 1861. The regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and suffered many casualties. In 1863, while in Alton, Illinois, Peter White was promoted to sergeant. Along with many other members of the 77th O.V.I., White reenlisted in 1863 as a veteran volunteer. The 77th then spent time in Mobile, Alabama and in Texas. White was discharged on March 8, 1866 in Brownsville, Texas. A note on his discharge papers indicates that he may have been a prisoner of war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1397_1144733_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; 77th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I); Military discharges
Places: Monroe County (Ohio)